# Picture books with level 4 content

## Level 4 number

## Anno’s mysterious multiplying jar, by Masaichiro and Mitsumasa AnnoPublisher: Penguin Putman ISBN: 0698117530 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | This is a simple and colourful demonstration of the concept of factorials within a fantasy world inside a single jar. | |

Mathematics | Factorials. | |

## The number devil: A mathematical adventure, by Hans Magnus EnzensbergerPublisher: Granta Books ISBN: 9781862078284 | ||

Description | Follow 12 year-old Robert as he does battle with his attitude to maths each night in his dreams as he is visited by The Number Devil. An illustrated novel that presents complex (and simple) mathematical concepts in engaging ways. | |

Mathematics | Number, algebra, sequence, prime, squares, decimals. | |

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Description | A child sees the maths problems in everything in their daily life. | |

Mathematics | Problems linked to multiple aspects of mathematics. | |

## Fibonacci’s cows, by Ray GalvinPublisher: Shortland Publications ISBN: 0790125501 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | A short illustrated novella that introduces Fibonacci’s key ideas including the Fibonacci number sequence, the Golden Angle and the Golden Number. | |

Mathematics | Proportion, ratio, sequence, angle. | |

## Big numbers, by Mary and John GribbinPublisher: Wizard Books ISBN: 1840464313 | ||

Description | An illustrated series of short non-fiction articles on topics involving very large and very small numbers. It all depends on what you’re measuring. | |

Mathematics | Measurement, large numbers, decimals, million, time size, distance. | |

## A story of natural numbers, by David DemantPublisher: Black Dog Books ISBN: 9781742030289 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | A graphically engaging and colourful illustrated non-fiction book about 0-1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9, their history, uses and power. | |

Mathematics | Natural numbers, calculation, bases, number systems. | |

## Murderous maths numbers: the key to the universe, by Kjartan PoskittPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 9781407107110 | ||

Description | One of the Murderous Maths large series of humourous non-fiction books that explore the world of mathematics with cartoons, engaging and quirky contexts and diagrams. Filled with puzzles and problems and “no boring sums!”. | |

Mathematics | Number, algebra, bases, sequences, calculation. | |

## 50 Amazing Things Kids Need to Know about Mathematics, by Anne RooneyPublisher: Quercus Books UK (2011) ISBN: 9780857386021 | ||

Description | A book for kids aged 10-13, about how mathematical concepts are applied in real life contexts using humour, graphics and clear explanations. Each of the 50 topics is covered over a 2-3 page spread. Topics include: How to crack a code (prime numbers), How to swat a fly (Cartesian plane), How to build a bridge (geometry of arches). | |

Mathematics | Ratios, fractions, multiplication, formulas, place value. |

## Level 4 algebra

## The rabbit problem, by Emily GravettPublisher: Macmillan ISBN: 9781442412552 | ||

Description | The Fibonacci sequence is explored by a family of rabbits over the course of one year. | |

Mathematics | Number patterns. |

## Level 4 geometry

## A cloak for the dreamer, by Aileen FriedmanPublisher: Scholastic Press ISBN: 9780590489874 | ||

Description | The tailor's three sons explore shapes that fit together as they make cloaks for the Archduke. | |

Mathematics | Tesselation. | |

## Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140557749 | ||

Description | A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement. | |

Mathematics | Transformation. | |

## Re-Zoom, by Istvan BanyaiPublisher: Puffin ISBN: 9780140556940 | ||

Description | A wordless book that explores magnification and enlargement | |

Mathematics | Transformation. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The discovery of the Terra-cotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. |

## Level 4 measurement

## Counting on Frank, by Rod ClementPublisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) ISBN: 039570393X Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | A boy asks and answers questions such as "how long a line will my ball point pen draw?", and "how many humpback whales would fit in my house?" | |

Mathematics | Measurement. Enlargement. | |

## How big is it? A book all about bigness, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918081 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative size of “big” things when they are set alongside common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Length, volume, area. | |

## How fast is it? A zippy book all about speed, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN: 0439918677 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative speed of very fast and very slow things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, distance, time. | |

## How strong is it? A mighty book all about strength, by Ben HillmanPublisher: Scholastic ISBN:0439918669 This book may no longer be available for purchase. | ||

Description | This is an exploration of the comparative strength of “strong” things when they are compared to common or well known references. | |

Mathematics | Rate, mass. | |

## The Emperor's Army, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589806905 | ||

Description | The discovery of the Terra-cotta Army provides the main character with the opportunity to uncover the mystery of its creation and explore the concept of volume. | |

Mathematics | Volume, space. | |

## The Warlord's Kites, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589801806 | ||

Description | The characters use their understanding of how to calculate area as a way to create kites and frighten away and invading army. | |

Mathematics | Area, 2-D shape. | |

## The Warlord's Messengers, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589802713 | ||

Description | As a deadline looms the characters must use their knowledge of rate and velocity to insure they arrive at the banquet on time. | |

Mathematics | Rate, speed. | |

## The Warlord's Alarm, by Virginia Walton PilegardPublisher: Pelican ISBN: 1589803787 | ||

Description | In a time without clocks, the characters have to find a way to create an alarm that ensures they wake up in time. The answer is a water clock! | |

Mathematics | Time, rate. |

## Level 4 statistics

## If the world was a village: A book about the world’s people, by David J. SmithPublisher: Kids Can ISBN: 1550747797 Activity based on this book. | ||

Description | This book asks the reader to shrink that population to 100 people, a village, keeping the proportions intact and imagine what the village looks like. | |

Mathematics | Populations, percentages. | |

## Anno’s three little pigs, by Mitsumasa Anno and Tuyosi MoriPublisher: Bodley Head Children's Books ISBN: 03070308980 | ||

Description | Socrates the wolf is trying to locate one of the three little pigs. He explores combinations and permutations in the process. | |

Mathematics | Combinations and permutations. | |

## World WatchPublisher: Harper Collins (2012) ISBN: 9780007488223 | ||

Description | Collins has compiled a wide range of statistics about world populations and presented them in a colourful and engaging way with info-graphics representing the proportional relationships within the data. Statistics on population, education and health, economy, environment and development are presented. It includes tables of individual countries data and a glossary. | |

Mathematics | Statistics, graphs, percentages. |